2. Too much sodium in the diet can cause nephrotic syndrome.
Sodium is in salt and other foods. As a matter of fact, most people eat lots of it when they eat their food. Even when eating out at restaurants, the cook uses salt. By eating too much, nephrotic syndrome can occur because the body is retaining a lot of the salt. When this happens, it causes the feet and ankles to swell. It can be difficult for a person to walk when their feet and ankles are swollen.
Some people have to walk without footwear because it can be uncomfortable. When on a low sodium diet, a person should only consume 2,000 mg of it a day. In order to keep up with a low sodium diet, it is good to have a food diary. This allows a person to know how much sodium he or she has eaten that day without going over too much.